Correcting the the common misconceptions about dental loupes

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Magnification optical loupes are getting more popular among dental professionals around the world nowadays. Because of the several benefits, they provide such as improved visualization, working posture, and precision among others, many dentists and hygienists are encouraged to use them for daily dental practice. However, there are also countless dental professionals who refuse to use them for a variety of reasons. Some of these common reasons are the widespread myths and misconceptions about magnification loupes.

Correcting the the common

misconceptions about dental loupes

Magnification optical loupes are getting more popular among dental professionals

around the world nowadays. However, there are also countless dental professionals

who refuse to use them for a variety of reasons. Some of these common reasons are

the widespread myths and misconceptions about magnification loupes. Let us debunk

some of these common misconceptions.

Magnification optical loupes are getting more popular among dental professionals

around the world nowadays. Because of the several benefits, they provide such as

improved visualization, working posture, and precision among others,

many dentists and hygienists are encouraged to use them for daily dental practice.

However, there are also countless dental professionals who refuse to use them for a

variety of reasons. Some of these common reasons are the widespread myths and

misconceptions about magnification loupes.

Below are some of the common misconceptions that stop dental professionals from

using a pair of Schultz dental loupes.


Dental loupes are only for the aged professionals

Young dentists and dental hygienists think that dental loupes are only intended for

aged people or those with visual issues. They believe that they are better off without

magnification glasses for as long as they still have perfect vision and they don’t have

any eye problem.

The fact is, anyone can use dental optical loupes regardless of the operator’s eye

health and age. Magnification optical aids are not similar to prescription eyeglasses

which primary intend to correct vision problems. Though, you can add prescription to

the loupes.

Dental loupes are used to provide better visualization of the oral cavity by magnifying

or enlarging the operator’s field of view when looking through the optical lenses.

They are available in different magnification levels ranging from 2.0x to 6.0x. The

lowest level, which is the 2.0x, is ideal for general dental procedures while the

maximum level available for dental loupes (6.0x) is used for more intricate operations

such as microsurgery.

Using dental loupes can hurt your eyes

Using dental magnification loupes for an extended period of time can cause vision

problems to those with a healthy set of eyes. This is what some dental professionals

believe.

The fact is, dental loupes are merely an optical aid that helps you see a larger image

of the operating field. They do not, in any way, cause or correct visual problems for as

long as you are using the right pair. When you say “the right pair” it means that the

loupes perfectly fit your measurements and visual requirements such as the working

distance, interpupillary distance, angle of declination, and magnification power.


Dental loupes can exacerbate work-related pains or injuries

Dental practice has always been associated with a variety of musculoskeletal pains or

injuries and eye strain. And many dental professionals believe that these pains can

even worsen if you use magnification glasses.

The fact is, the right ergonomically designed loupes can be more of a benefit, and

never a threat. It can help you maintain an ergonomic and neutral working posture,

thus relieving any work-related musculoskeletal pains such as upper and lower back

pain, shoulder fatigue, and neck stress. It can even help reduce risks to eyestrain and

other work-related pains or injury due to long hours of dental work.

Endnote

Now that we have already debunked some of the common misconceptions

about dental loupes, you can be able to purchase your own loupes and use them

with ease and without worrying about them damaging your eye and health. Again,

dental loupes are not used for correcting vision problems. They help you see the oral

cavity more closely and clearly in crisp detail while enabling you to work with a good

working posture.

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